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Preston’s Miss England heading to Southport Flower Show

Posted on - 12th August, 2016 - 9:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, People, Ribbleton
Elizabeth Grant is this year's Miss England and will appear at Southport Flower Show Pic: Little Miss Photo

Elizabeth Grant is this year’s Miss England and will appear at Southport Flower Show Pic: Little Miss Photo

Preston’s newly crowned Miss England has one of her first public appointments since winning the crown.

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Elizabeth Grant, from Ribbleton, won the title in July and is heading back to where it happened.

The 20-year-old student is going to help launch the Southport Flower Show.

Lizzie said: “I’ve always loved Southport as I used to visit as a child. I was already planning to visit the flower show this year so I am really delighted to be invited as a special guest for the opening ceremony.

“My sister used to love daisies so they are my favourite flowers as they have a special meaning to our family and make me feel safe. We always love Spring when the daisies come out.

“My Mum is very green fingered and keeps a lovely garden. She’s coming with me to the show and we’re both hoping to pick up some top tips form the experts.”

Read more: Preston girl becomes this year’s Miss England

Elizabeth has dedicated her titles to raising funds for the Derian Children’s Hospice in Chorley, where her 12-year-old sister Melanie was treated before she died of a brain tumour in 2001.

Preston’s blossoming rose will appear on the opening day, Thursday 18 August.

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